Great Exhibition of Art Treasures at

Sandro Botticelli, with his wildness of form and and among a number of other pictures are Manchester, England.

pedantic display of Greek learning. Perugino, portraits of himself, his wife, and the Bishop of

the master of Raphael, is present in five predella Antwerp. Several excellent specimens of Sny(Correspondence of the London Times, April 14.)

pictures, contributed by Mr. Barker, and in a ders have been contributed by the Duke of The collection of ancient pictures, which is superb altar piece-the Virgin and Child en- Newcastle, the Earl of Derby, and Sir Philip very large and valuable, will be exhibited in the throned, with St. Jerome and St. Peter on either Egerton. They consist for the most part of south gallery. It has been placed under the side-exhibited by Lord Northwick. One of the marketpieces with fish, fruit, and flowers, but charge of Mr. Scharf, jun., who has adopted al earliest specimens of Raphael is the Crucifixion," there are also one or two boar and wolf hunts. somewhat novel plan in its arrangement. He has taken from Citta di Castello, painted in 1500. Of Poussin there are some admirable specimens proceeded upon the broad principle of devoting | Mr. Fuller Maithland contributes the “ Agony in from the galleries of the Earl of Carlisle, the one entire wall to the works of the Italian and the Garden," mentioned by Vasari in his Lives of Earl of Yarborough, and Mr. Mox. In addition Spanish masters, and the other to the productions | Painters. Two celebrated Madonnas are fur- | to the “ Triumph of Bacchus” and a “Holy of Germany, Flanders, England, and all coun nished by Lord Cowper; Miss Burdett Coutts Family" there is a small repetition recently found tries foreign to Spain and Italy. But that is not exhibits the “ Madonna and Child," which was in Dorsetshire of a picture called the “ Testament all. The pictures on both sides of the gallery formerly in the collection of Mr. Samuel Rogers, of Eudamidas,” by Poussin, which, after being are arranged in chronological order, so that the together with another picture, representing the engraved with great care in France, was brought works of each master of Italy or Spain are placed " Agony in the Garden;" and Lord W

“ Agony in the Garden;" and Lord Warwick to England and lost. The Vandykes form, in opposite those of a painter belonging to some sends a duplicate of the “ Joanna of Aragon" in number and value, an important part of the other country who lived in the same period. the Louvre. Near the works of Raphael is placed collection, One of his finest portraits is that of Angelico da Fiesole, for example, is opposed to a “Holy Family"-1 Reposa-by Bartolomeo, Snyders, the painter, contributed by the Earl of John Van Eyck, Rubens to Guido, and Vandyke the finest specimen of that master in England. Carlisle. The companion portrait--that of Snyto Velasquez. The lesser divisions of schools, Of Michael Angelo we have the picture repre- / der's wife-is exhibited by Lord Warwick. It is which are those of Tuscany, Sienna, Naples, senting " Christ and the Woman of Samaria,” | said that the grandfather of the present Lord Umbria, Cologne, Flanders, Saxony, and Nurem which was formerly in the collection of Ottley, | Warwick proposed to the then Earl of Carlisle berg are marked by being kept in distinct groups, and a “Holy Family," unfinished, belonging to that they should toss for the possession of the two and arranged for the most part in parallel lines Mr. Labouchere. Michael Angelo is followed by pictures. Whether the latter nobleman was one over the other. With a few exceptions, specimens of the early Venetian school, repre- willing to entertain the proposition is not related, which will presently be specified, the pictures sented by Andrea Bellini and others, and by the but it was never carried out, and " Snyders and exhibited are those of masters who flourished works of Francia, the friend and correspondent

| his wife" were doomed to remain separate for between the years 1400 and 1700, a period of of Raphael. Further on the glories of Venice some time longer. They are now reunited for a three centuries. The latest painting in the gallery | present themselves to view, Titian, Tintoretto, time at Manchester, Her Majesty has contributed almost corresponds in point of date with the Paul Veronese, and their contemporaries. The several Vandykes-among others the splendid commencement of the modern English school, and “ Europa” of Titian has been exhibited by Lord equestrian portrait of Charles I., already noticed. consequently no place is given here to the Darnley, and here also is his original sketch of The “Children of Charles I.” have likewise been productions of Hudson, Hogarth, Thornhill, Rich the celebrated - Gloria," or apotheosis of Charles obtained from the Long Room in Windsor Castle. ardson, or any of the English masters who lived V., still in Spain. The “ Nine Muses,” by Tin- Lord de Gray is also an important contributor of at the beginning of the 18th century.

toretto, has been lent from Hampton Court, and Vandykes. One, a superb picture, represents The gallery is divided into three main halls, there are no fewer than five large allegorical three children (name unknown) standing on the the first, next the transept, being devoted to the subjects by Paul Veronese. The Bolognese steps of a portico; painted by Vandyke in the earlier period of Art. The centre of the end school is represented by Caracci and others. A style of his Genoese period. The “ St. Jerome,” wall is occupied by a picture which created some splendid - St. Agnes," by Domenichino, has been with the angel holding a pen-l'Ange à la plume, sensation in the Royal Academy two years ago, I obtained from Windsor Castle. Velasquez and as it is called in France-from the collection of and which is now the property of the Queen. It the Spanish masters are also well represented. Lucien Buonaparte, has been contributed by Mr. is the work of Leighton, and represents the The portraits of Velasquez are hung exactly Lucy, of Charlcote-park. The works of Vandyke triumphal procession in which Cimabue's picture opposite those by Vandyke, so that the produc are followed by those of Sir Anthony More and of the Madonna was carried through the streets of tions of the two great masters of portrait painting | other foreign artists who visited England in the Florence. On either side of it are displayed | may be studied together, an advantage for which 17th century. - We then come to specimens of the specimens of Italian art, from the classic fresco the visitors ought to be thankful to Mr. Scharf. Dutch school, in which the collection is particupaintings of the Baths of Titus and the Catacombs The Duke of Bedford, Mr. Farrer, and Mr. | larly rich. George IV. was a great admirer of down through the feeble attempts of Cimabue Hoskins have contributed some fine specimens of Dutch artists, and made a large collection of their and the bold and inventive pieces of Giotto to Velasquez. Several magnificent Murillos have works, of which a considerable number have been the productions of the 14th century and the dawn been furnished by Sir Culling Eardley, the Rev. | contributed to the exhibition by the Queen. Mr. of Art in Germany and Flanders. Mr. Scharf | Thomas Stanniforth, and Mr. William Sterling. | Thomas Baring, Mr. Henry Hope, and Miss commences his series of German, Flemish, and Among the specimens of the academic and

Berdel have furnished numerous specimens of English pictures with the works of Van Eyck, | decorative style of painting may be mentioned Rembrandt, Vanderveldt, De Koning, Jan Steen, which are followed by many fine specimens of some frescos taken from a palace at Milan. They Teniers, and other Dutch masters. One of the Grunewald, Mabuse, Matsys, Rubens, Vandyke, represent the contest between the Centaurs and most striking pictures at the close of the series is Holbein, Rembrandt, and other well-known mas- | the Lapithæ, were painted by Gambara, and have | a portrait of Peter the Great, by Sir Godfrey ters, closing at the end of the third or last hall been contributed to the exhibition by Prince

Kneller. with paintings belonging to the latter part of the Albert. Below Murillo are some of the later | Such are a few of the more prominent pictures 17th century. The contributions of Prince masters-the naturalists, as they are called-of | in the ancient gallery. Many most interesting Albert to this branch of the exhibition are very Italy; and the series closes with some vigorous specimens have necessarily been omitted. We extensive and important, for his Royal Highness pieces by Salvator Rosa.

have not mentioned, for example, a fragment of possesses an almost unbroken series of examples The collection of pictures belonging to Ger- a curious fresco representing the “ Fall of the of early German art. The illustrations of Italian / many, Flanders, England, and other countries | Angels,” by Spinello Aretino. It belongs to Mr. and Spanish art commence with the works of foreign to Italy and Spain is very extensive, and Layard, who rescued it from destruction some Angelico da Fiesole, and include a great number | embraces some splendid specimens of art. It | time ago in Italy. Vasari relates that the devil of pieces by Botticelli, Perugino, Raphael, Michael begins with an old copy of a famous altar-piece, was painted so hideously ugly that he appeared Angelo, Titian, Paul Veronese, Velasquez, representing the “ Adoration of the Lamb,” by | | to Aretino in his sleep and demanded the reason Murillo, and other eminent masters, ending, like Hubert and John Van Eyck, formerly in the of such uncivil treatment. The answer of Aretino the pictures on the opposite side, with the year chapel of the town-hall at Ghent. The curious is not recorded, but the story runs that the inter1700. The magnificent equestrian portrait of Orford picture, by Grunewald, now the property view made such an impression upon his mind that Charles I., from Windsor Castle, by Vandyke, of Prince Albert, is a striking feature in the he fell into a melancholy which lasted the rest of occupies a position at the bottom of the gallery collection; but, admirable as it is, it must yield his life. Perhaps it is improper to add that the corresponding to that of Leighton's picture at the the palm to the celebrated Mabuse, representing provoking researches of modern critics-Lord

the “ Adoration of the Kings," from Castle Lindsay and others have proved that Aretino It would be impossible to convey any adequate Howard-a picture formidable to the pre-Ra- lived far beyond the period stated by Vasari, and idea of the great value and beauty of the Italian phaelites on account of its exquisite finish and its that he painted some of his best works after his and Spanish collection. Such a display of master selection of the more refined objects in nature. alleged colloquy with the Prince of Darkness. pieces has probably never before been witnessed Flanking the Mabuse are two fine pictures from The figure of his Majesty, unfortunately, is not in in England, and it convincingly proves the state Hampton Court, representing James IV. of Scot the fragment contributed by Mr. Layard to the ment of Dr. Waagen that we possess art treasures land and his Queen. Lower down the gallery is exhibition. far surpassing those of any other country. The the “Misers,” by Quentin Matsys. Rubens is

One of the objects aimed at by Mr. Scharf in series begins with a head of Christ by Angelico represented by several of his most splendid pro the formation of the gallery has been to reunite, da Fiesole, which originally formed part of a ductions. The Queen has contributed his · St. as far as possible, the scattered fragments of the fresco representing the crucifixion. Fiesole is Martin dividing his cloak with a Beggar;" and Orleans, the Solly, and the Rogers collections. represented by another picture-the “ Entomb- | Mr. Mathew Wyatt exhibits the magnificent | He has succeeded in doing so to a great extent, ment of the Virgin"—which was formerly called picture of - Juno setting the Eyes of Argus in a ) and the visitor will have an opportunity of viewing, a Giotto, and as such was engraved by D'Agin- | Peacock's Tail.” Here also is Tomyris ordering / re-collected in these galleries, collections which court. His works are followed by specimens of | the head of Cyrus to be bathed in human blood, I are renowned throughout the world.



From my Diary, No. 2.

Again, why not bring out something which, while | TWICHELL in “He was despised,” from the “Messi.

perfectly novel, could not fail to be of great interest | ah,” did herself great credit. We admire her voice MAY 9.-I am told that Mr. Zerraho has secured

both to the musician and the general public? Why the more we listen to it. Some eighteen hundred an orchestra of seventy-five members for the Festi

| not give the large audiences, which will undoubtedly persons were present, as the concert was a free one. val. Excellent. But as yet no intimation has been

be present, the chance to judge of what boys are ca A new concert troupe is now occupying the atten. given to the public, that I have noticed, of the char

pable? Could there be any objection to allowing tion of our curious people. A band of negroes, acter of the programmes which they are to execute

the Choristers' School to sing a piece or two, writ owned by a planter in Alabama, showed some talent at the miscellaneous concerts. Now, in considera

ten originally for choirs of boys and men ? There for music; their master gave them an instructor; tion of the hope that a large portion of the concert

is music enough at hand, both sacred and secular, they excelled so much, (so the story goes), that he audiences, will consist of people from the country of

from Allegri's " Miserere," or "Summer is a comin' | gave them permission to concertize about the counmusical tastes, but who have never had opportunity

in," which Hawkins says " is the most ancient Eng. try, and thus buy their freedom. He then secured to hear grand instrumental performances, can any.

lish song with the musical notes attached, perhaps the services of Mr. J. G. Shaw, of this city, to take thing be more attractive than the performance of some of the best symphonies, of which they have

anywhere extant,” down to the pieces written by charge of them, and they now are singing nightly to

Mendelssohn and o:hers for similiar choirs, in Lon. full houses about the States. Last week they sang read and heard so much? Doubtless this is intend. don, Berlin or Leipzig.

in the City Hall, in this place. As musicians, the ed. Nor can there be any doubt that some of the

The Handel and Haydn Society, originally organ slaves are lacking. Their ears are imperfect; yet best overtures, not only by Beethoven, Mozart and Weber, but of Auber and Rossini, will be given.

ized, as I believe its constitution says, to improve | for ignorant persons they do remarkably well.

the public taste in music, and forward the art in genBut I wish to ask something more; and as the

The Springfield Musical Institute” has adjourned eral among us, has here opportunity of adding ma rehearsals till October next. Handel and Haydn Society has the honor of the con

terially to the number of its good works in the cause. Another association has been organized among the ception and the responsibility of the execution of the

armorers at the U. S. Arsenal, under the name of affair, the appeal can be made with special propriety

the " Armorer's Musical Institute." It has an orto it. It has been shown in the Journal of Music

Musical correspondence.

chestra of sixteen pieces, and a chorus of some sev. recently, that when the Society was young, it pursued

enty. The enterprise was started and brought into a bold policy, such that members of it ventured to New YORK, MAY 9.-Mr EISFELD gave us a

successful operation by Mr. Albert Allin, Mr. send an order to Vienna, to the greatest of then liv. rich programme at his last soirée, as far, at least, as

GEORGE HUBBARD and others, and bids fair to being composers, for an Oratorio, though his works the instrumental portion was concerned. It c

come a permanent institution among the armorers. seem to have been known in Boston only from por. ed Mozart's beautiful Quartet, in E flat; the first tions of his Cantata; “Christ on the Mount of of the two op. 70 Trios of Beethoven ; and four

They propose giving a concert early in the Fall. Olives.”

Mrs. Fanny Kemble gave a reading of Shakmovements from the great master's Septuor. The The old programmes show that it had no

Quartet of Mozart is one of his very best, with all fear of producing music of composers unknown to

speare's “ Twelfth Night," last evening, in Hampden

Hall, to a large and highly appreciative audience. the public, and more than that, of music produced | his characteristic grace, freshness, and full of beauty

Her reading, like Thalberg's playing, is as near perat home. Shaw's compositions were stereotyped and soul. The first two movements were very in

fection as can be conceived. features of its early concerts, and John Bray's "Child differently played, I regret to say. The night was

AD LIBITUM. of Mortality,” text by Mrs. Rawson, the actress, and warm, and the strings of the first violin particularly, afterward famous school teacher, was another great

were very unruly. But later this deficiency was attraction.

mended, and in the rendering of the Septuor, (minus What I would ask then, is that the same policy be the minuet and variations), there was nothing to be now followed up, and that at the orchestral concerts

wished for. Mr. Pychowski played the pianospecimens, each evening, be given of what our men,

part of the Trio very finely indeed. He is unqueswho are working for fame-pecuniary profit is out

tionably one of our first and truest artists. The of the question-are doing in this department of com. singer of the evening was Miss HENRIETTA Beu

NOTICE.-A FESTIVAL PAPER. REND. She has improved vastly since last winter, position.

If I subscribe to a series of concerts where “clas. when I heard her at one of Mason and Bergmann's The next number of Dwight's Journal OF sical” music—that is, music whose reputation is concerts ; but she seemed on this occasion to be suf | Music will be issued two days in advance, viz., fixed-is promised me, I consider myself cheated, fering from a cold, or some other indisposition, as it on Thursday, immediately after the first morning if instead of Beethoven, Haydn or Mozart, the works

appeared to be quite an effort for her to sing. Alto concert of the Festival. This special edition will of Balfe, Wallace, Verdi, &c., are placed upon the gether, however, the whole concert was a very pleas

be increased in size by at least four pages, and will programme, or if waltzes, polkas and quadrilles drive ing one, and gave general satisfaction to the very

probably contain MR. WINTHROP's Inaugural out symphony and overture. But if I do not sub. good audience assembled.

Address, entire, from copy kindly furnished by the scribe, and am free to take a ticket or not, the case is

The Mendelssohn Union, at their third concert, very different. I can stay away without losing my

author, together with descriptive analyses of the last Thursday, sang Mozart's Requiem, and a Mag

three Oratorios to be performed, brief notices of money or temper, there having been no promise nificat, by Mr. Berge, their pianist. I regretted

the instrumental music, some history of Musical very much that an unavoidable engagement preventmade or implied. The concerts at the Festival, save the oratorios, ed my attending, as I wished very much to hear the

Festivals, and such other matter of special interest come into this latter category, and there is no implied

Requiem once more, particularly after the interesting during that week as shall make it properly a Fescontract, as to the music to be performed, between

articles upon it which have lately appeared in your | TIVAL NUMBER of the Journal, the managers and the audience. Here is a legitimate paper.

For sale at the Music Hall on Thursday afteropportunity then to give us some specimens of our

I met recently with an interesting little book, noon, and at the periodical stores, 8c. Price Five own music. which has made so great a sensation in Germany

cents. How many composers of orchestral music we have

that the first edition was very quickly exhausted. It The Journal of the week following will contain in our midst I know not. I only know of Southard ; is entitled : “Beethoven's Piano-Forte Sonatas, an

a full description and review of the Festival. but ever since I read the notices of the production

alyzed for friends of music, by Ernst V. Eltertein," of two overtures by him, at a time when I was ab.

who also calls himself the author of "Beethoven's To ADVERTISERS.The increased circulation sent from Boston, I have had a great desire to hear Symphonies considered according to their ideal

of the Journal during the Festival week and the them. Bat would the public care to hear them? Not value." There are many very good and new ideas

week following, make it a desirable medium for easy to decide, that. But what piece could he put in the book, and I should think that, if translated, it

the advertising of musical and other artistic matters. upon the programme which would be more likely to

might be very useful towards rendering the mas ter. interest an audience than his overture to the “ Scarlet pieces of which it treats, more appreciated and bet

THE FESTIVAL. Letter?” Who does not know the wondrous ro. ter understood by our public.

We can hardly exaggerate the importance of mance of Hawthorne ? Who has not felt its mystery,

SPRINGFIELD, Mass, May 12.-Our Spring seaits awful power; who has not shuddered at the man.

the great musical event of next week. Those son has been well filled with concerts. THALBERG, | three days in the Boston Music Hall will, if we ner in which the human soul is dissected alive, as it

Ole Bull and others, have sung and gone. Last were, every nerve quivering? Who that knows

mistake not, inaugurate the custom of grand Sunday evening we had the first Sunday concert in aught of orchestral music, but would gladly have an

Oratorio Festivals, after the manner of the EngSpringfield. It was given by Mr. Mozart, of Bosopportunity to see whether the musician has caught ton, with the assistance of Messrs. Fitzhugh and

lish, in this country. We say Oratorio festivals, the spirit of the work, and interpreted it in the lanKIMBERLY, of this city. The concert was excel

because out of Oratorios, and that means essenguage of the orchestra ? What a field there for the 1 lent, and the music of a high order. Mrs. MOZART

tially the oratorios of Handel, and out of the necomposer! Let us see how he has occupied it.

sang her solos with great skill and expression. Miss | cessity of grand combinations of forces for the

Dwight's Journal of Music.

BOSTON, MAY 16, 1857.

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First in crery thing : (!) 1, Liszt; 2, SATTER.

Of the Old School: 1, Thalberg ; 2, Jaell; 3, Schul-
hott"; 4, Pleyel; 5, Strakosch ; 6, Mason, (although a
pupil of Liszt's.)

Of the New School: 1, Liszt, 2, Litolff; 3, De
Meyer; 4, Henselt; 5, Clara Schumann; 6, Rubin-
stein ; 7, Bulow.
Of the Verest School : (!) GUSTAV SATTER.

1. Original: Liszt, De Meyer, Thalberg, SATTER,
talk, lenselt.

Hiqually happy in Jodern and Classical Music:
SATTER, Litolif.

3. Of the Broad, Grand Style: SATTER, Liszt.
4. Of the Small Style: Gottschalk, Mason.
5. Of Spirit and carrying out, ( Durchführung):
Liszt, SATTER, Henselt, De Weyer.

6. 'Of Sweetness : Henselt, Thalberg, and some-
times Mason.

7. Difficulty in Technicals : Liszt, SATTER, Hen-
selt, Dreyschock, Thalberg, De Meyer, Litolff.

8. Difficulty in Conception : Liszt, SATTER.

9. Founders of Schools : Liszt, SATTER, (!) Thal-
1. Franz Liszt, in every respect.
2. GUSTAV SATTER, in every respect.
3. Sigismund Thalberg, in his own style.

This criminal classification is delightfully au-
dacious and in some points laughably ingenious.
What a sly thrust that contrast, for example, be-
tween composers of the “broad, grand," and the
“ small style !” The list is most remarkable for
its omissions; to say nothing of some pianists and
composers in this country, of no mean reputation,
where are the names of Sterndale Bennett,
Charles Halle, Wilhelmina Clauss, (now Mme.
Szavady), Arabella Goddard, Willmers, Prudent,
Stephen Heller, Herz, &c. ? All such may per-
haps thank their stars, of whatsoever magnitude,
that they do not shine in the criminal firmament.

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realization of their sublime effects, the whole “ Coriolanus” (!), the Allegretto to his 8th Sym-
thing grew. Oratorios, in England and in Ger-phony, and the Tannhauser and . Tell” over-
many, ever since the great Handel Commemora tures. Friday afternoon : Beethoven's C minor
tion in Westminster Abbey, in 1784, have formed Symphony, the overture to Euryanthe, March
the back-bone of such entertainments. But of from Lohengrin, &c. &c. Besides solos, vocal and
course they offer motive opportunity and at instrumental, each time.
the same time, for mixed performances of or The choir will number about 600 voices, and
chestral and vocal music. The gathering of the orchestra some 80 instruments. For the ac-
artists and great audiences, and all the excite commodation of this great body the stage will be
ment kindled up by such an occasion, cannot but brought forward, and seats run up into the side
give an impulse to the love of noble music and galleries, presenting the choir in an amphitheatri-
to the high religious, social and artistic sentiments cal form. The sight thereof, with the statue of
to which it speaks.

Beethoven above and behind all, will be truly
In England, where such Festivals originated, imposing; but sight and sound of that hereafter.
(the annual meetings of the three choirs of Wor As to the solo singers, negotiations still pending
cester, Gloucester and Hereford date back to with one or two famous artists, make it impossi-
1724, and that of St. Paul's for the benefit of the ble to announce the list definitively at present.
sons of the clergy, to 1712, two years before Among those, who will surely take part more or
Handel went to England—but then there were less in all the oratorios, we may mention : So-
no oratorios), they have always been for charita- prani, Mrs. ELLIOT (ANNA STONE), of New
ble objects.

Handel's inspirations have been York, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Mozart and Mrs. Hill;
there the bond of union between music and char- Alii, Miss ADELAIDE PHILLIPPS, (in the “ Mes-
ity. Here, with us, it is first necessary to see if siah” and “ Elijah,") and Miss J. TWICHELL;
music can sustain itself; here it will be public Tenors, Mr. Simpsox, of New York, and Mr. C.
blessing and charity enough if, by a festival, we R. ADAMS; Basses, Mr. LEACII and Dr. Guil.
can put great performances of music upon a safe METTE, of New York, (the latter is said to be
and self-supporting footing, and enable our socie very fine in the part of Elijah.) The Double
ties of amateurs and artists to practice it and Quartet in Elijah will be sung by the “ Mozart”
keep themselves in a condition to supply us with and the “ Ball” Quartets; and the Angel Trio by

the three boys of Mr. Cutler's Cathedral choir.
Of course we are not yet in a state to do any-

On Thursday we shall have more to tell. The
thing that can bear comparison musically with

gathering will undoubtedly be great, and our

friends should lose no time in going to the music
what is done in England. But we can make a store of Messrs. Russell & Richardson, and select-
good beginning. Our Handel and Haydn Soci ing their seats for the three days.
ety, who take the initiative, are pretty much the
only permanent nucleus we have for such an en-

The Pianists Classified.
terprise; whereas in England, choirs and orches There is a German newspaper published in
tras, in constant practice, are ready at a moment's New York, called the New Yorker Criminal
call, and all the greatest solo artists of the world Zeitung, which we take to be a sort of " Police
are within easy reach-through the electric tele Gazette," or journal of the courts, the prisons
graph of a long purse. The whole business of and the scenes of crime. It appears that it is
Festivals is there organized into a system; their also not without its corner for Art criticisms; and
preparations are begun at least a year before this congenial organ has some rare musical ad.
hand. Here the time is short; it was necessary, venturer chosen for the following article, signed
to avail ourselves of so good a season as the “Dr. A. Bernt," under the title: " Brief Cata-
annual May Anniversaries, to press matters some logue of the greatest living Pianists and Compo-
what, and do the best that could be done in a sers for the Piano-Forte, with notices of their
short time. We apprehend our friends, not only special qualification." The Musical Review
from the country, but at home, will be surprised translates it, mentioning at the same time the
to find what good things can be done. The man rumor that the signature, as given above, is a
agers will make no rash adventure; they have nom de plume, and that the author's actual name
wisely chosen for this first festival the most fa may casily be divined from the article itself:
miliar, sterling oratorios, which most of our sing A. Stars of the First Magnitude : Franz Liszt, Born
ers know by heart, the incomparable “ Messiah"


Ole Bull's CONCERTS.—A very large and very
enthusiastic audience were attracted to the Tremont
Temple last Saturday evening, by the announcement
of a farewell concert by the Norwegian master of
that most sympathetic and eloquent of instruments,
the violin. Indeed there was something like a
rekindling of the old interest and excitement which
attended bis first visit to this country, when we had
heard no other great violinist and when the now very
common phenomena of dazzling virtuosity were new
to us.

in Hungary; GUSTAV SATTER, born in l'ienna ;

Henry Litolff, of Mecklenburg; Sigismund Thalberg,
of Handel, and the “Creation;" to which add of Geneva; Alfred Jaell, of Trieste; Leopold de
“Elijah,” which will have the charm of novelty Meyer, of Vienna.

B. Stars of the Second Magnitude: Clara Schu-
to many.

mann, Caroline Pleyel, Anton Rubinstein, Alexander
For the miscellaneous concerts of Thursday Dreyshock, Adolph Henselt, Carl Meyer.

c. Stars of the Third Magnitude: L. M. Gottschalk,
and Friday afternoons, and Saturday morning, William Mason, Julius Schulhoff, Richard Hoffman,
the programmes are not yet fully determined;

Hans von Bulow, Maurice Strakosch. (Hans von

Bulow and Maurice Strakosch!)
but we can name the orchestral pieces. The Geniality in Playing : 1, Liszt; 2, SATTER; 3,
“ Choral Symphony,” as we had presentiment,


Conception : 1, Liszt; 2, SATTER; 3, Clara Schu-
has to be abandoned, because all our solo singers
shrink from it. But, no mean substitute has been

Finished Technicals: 1, Liszt ; 2, SATTER; 3,

provided for Saturday morning in Beethoven's Touch and Clearness : 1, Thalberg; 1, Jaell; 3,
glorious No. 7, which like all the pieces, will be


Classical Players: 1, SATTER (unsurpassed as a
played by an orchestra really outnumbering player of Beethoven.) 2, Liszt; 3, Clara Schumann;
the seventy-five instruments announced. Other

4. Jaell,

Universality of Talent: 1 and 2, Liszt and SATTER.
features of that same morning will be Beethoven's Sight-Reading: 1 and 2, Liszt and SATTER.
Leonora overture (No. 3), Mendelssohn's Hlebri-

Endurance : 1 and 2, Liszt and SATTER.

Indiridual Superiorities : Thalberg, runs and pas-
den or “ Fingal's Cave” overture, and the Scherzo sages, singing tone; Dreyschock, octaves, sixths, and
from his “ Scotch” Symphony. In Thursday's

jumps; De Meyer, powerful harmonies; SATTER,

orchestral imitations (what are they?); Rubinstein,
concert we are to have Beethoven's overture to

flexibility of wrists; Mason, runs with alternate hands.

With Ole Bull it was always in a great degree
a personal charm; the look and air of genius, a
certain taking eccentricity, the magnetism of the man,
his remarkable sympathy with his instrument, and
the free, fantastic, quasi extempore structure of his
music, full of singular conceits, effects and variations,
which were astonishing then, but which we have since
found to be in great measure the common property
and trick of solo-players. It was pleasant to find the
fascination of the man not gone; indeed the very
sight of him enlisted a new yet saddened interest ;
his manly form bent by the weight of trouble, his
head grown grey with care and trial rather than age,
his face pale and serious, yet the same fire beaming
from his great eyes. He was evidently inspired by
the warmth of his reception.

He played much better (especially in better tune)
than when we heard him last, a few years ago. His
tone, through the whole compass, is surpassingly rich
and beautiful; indeed we find about the chief charm
of his playing in the pure beauty of the tone as tone.
And although he plays you nothing new, although he
always brings you the same concert pieces, and all
his arts and figures are as stereotyped as those of
others, yet there is no denying a certain fervor in his
giving voice to them, a certain close sympathy of his
own heart strings with the strings of his instrument,
peculiarly his own. Of his technical excellencies the
most remarkable are, as heretofore, his perfect
staccato runs, the purity of his harmonics, the fine
connection and shading of the tones, and above all,
an art which he possesses in the most eminent degree,
that of playing quart

passages in harmony, with
distinct individualizing of the parts, the middle parts
often moving. This was exemplified in the intro-



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duction to his "Mother's Prayer," the best of the
pieces which he reproduced to us that evening. For
the rest his selections were hacknied and common-
place; it is for

Ich smaller men than Ole Bull to
write and keep re eating variations upon the “ Car.
nival," upon * Yankee Doodle” and “ Pop goes the
Weasel,” or even upon Bellini's “Romeo" As
musical composition, whether in the technical, or the
poetic and creative sense, all this must pass for
naught, for child's play. But what a pleasure it
would be to hear such talent of expression, as this
that dwells in Ole Bull, exhibiting itself in glowing
interpretations of noble works, like the violin Con-
certos of Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn! or,
best of all, to hear a Beethoven Quartet, with him
for leading violin !

As to the other attractions of the concert, Mr.
Dressler is a pianist of fair routine ability; Mr.
GEORGE HARRISON has a delicate tenor, and sings
an English ballad agreeably; and Mr. HorncasTLE's
comic extravaganzas, a la Hatton, (only in costum
and not playing his own accompaniments, which was
the charm of Hatton), might be called either amu.
sing, or ludicrous, as one's mood inclined him.

To-night Ole Bull takes his last leave of Bos.
ton, in a concert at the Music Hall, when his own
selection of pieces will be much beter, including his
Polacca guerriera, the variations on Nel cor piu, his
Pastoral Concerto, &c., &c.

The Festival will commence on the morning of the 21st,
(Thursday,) at 10 o'clock, with an Address appro-
priate to the occasion, by the

to be followed immediately by the
Oratorio of the “CREATION," by HAYDN.
In the Afternoon there will be a GRAND MISCELLANEOUS
AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT, by the Full Orchestra
of more than Seventy-Five performers, varied with Selections
of Vocal Music, commencing at 3% o'еlock.
Friday Morning, 22d, at 10% o'clock, the

and at 3% n'clock, P. M., a MISCELLANEOUS CONCERT,

similar to the one of the day prereding,
On Saturday Morning, 23d, at 10% o'clock,
And on Saturday Evening, at 7% o'clock,

with wbich the Festival will close

Bassini's Method for the Voice,..

......4 00
Cooke's Singing Method: Revised edition,..

.....3 00
Rondinella's 76 Exercises in Vocalization,.......1 00
Baker's Church Music,.....

Baker's School Music Book,

Bay State Collection of Church Music, .. .....50
The Beethoven Collection of Sacred Music: new-
ly revised and enlarged,..

1 00
The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music. By E.
Ives, Jr.,.....

The Choralist : Sacred Choruses, Anthems, &c.
21 numbers, cach

The Opera : Operatic Choruses. 12 numbers, each 25
The Memorare: A Collection of Catholic Music, 2 50
Psalms of Life: Spiritual, Progressive and Re-

......cloth,..... 75

..morocco, 1 00
Hohmann's Practical Course of Vocal Instruction.
(Juvenile,) No.1,..

The Musical A B C. By E. Ives, Jr.,......... . 20
The Musical Reader. New Method of Vocal In-

struction. By E. Ives, Jr.,... .......1 00
Fireside Melodies: A collection of Songs, Glees, &c. 50
The Musical Wreath : A Collection of Songs, with
Piano accompaniment,....

..1 00
Euphonia : A Glee Book, by Heuberer and Pera-

The Harp: A Collection of Glees for Female

Our Saviour: A Juvenile Oratorio, by W. Wil-

The Storm-King: A Cantata, by B. F. Baker,..... 25
The Sabbath School: A Collection of Tunes, &c.,.. 25

4 00

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MASON & HAVLIN, Moore's Encyclopedia of Music,

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OLE BULL respectfully annonces that, at the request

of pumerous friends, he will give his SECOND and positively

On Saturday Evening, May 16th, 1857,

These instruments have been awarded the HIGHEST PREMIUM

in every Fair at which they have been exbibited, having been
Which will be in English-assisted by the following talent:

in competition with instruments from all of the principal man-
Mr. George Harrison,

ufacturers in this country. During the months of September,
The celebrated English Ballad Singer,

October and November, 1856, we were awarded no less than
Mr. Horncastle, the great English Buffo Singer,
(of the Pyne and Harrison Opera troupe) and

Mr. William Dressler,

consisting of Gold and Silver Medals and DienJomar. Our ip-
The talented Pianist and Composer.

struments are also recommended to be superior to all others
Tickets, 50 cents, may be had at Russell & Richardson's, by the most eminent musicians, organists and pianists in the
where seats may be secured without extra charge,-also at the

country, among whom are the following:
door. Ushers will be in attendance to show visitors their seats.
Doors open at 7 --Concert to commence at 8 o'clock.


Lowell Mason, George James Webb,

William Mason, George F. Root,

Wm. B. Bradbury, Gustave Satter,

G. W. Morgan, L. H. Southard,

John H. Willcox, Carl Zerrahn,
The Committee of Management beg to announce that Miss

S. A. Bancroft,

H. S. Cutler,
LOUISA PYNE will give her Last Concer in America at the W. R. Babcock,

E. Bruce.

The ORGAN-HARMONIUM is a new musical instrument, made
Monday Evening, May 18, 1857,

only by the undersigned, containing two rows of keys, four
having engaged passage in the Steamer Europa, which leaves
Boston for Liverpool on the 20th inst.

rets of reeds, and eight stops. It is equally appropriate for

use of Churches and in Parlors, being well adapted to the per-
Will be assisted by

formance of both secular and sacred music.

Price of Melodeons,.

from $60 to 8150


Price of Organ-Melodeon,

And other Eminent Artists.

Price of Organ-Harmonium,...

Price of Organ-Harmonium, pedal base,.
The followiog Letter, with the names of the Committee, is

05 Elegant illustrated pamphlets, (32 pages 8vo.) contain-
submitted to the Musical Public:
To Miss Louisa PYNE, New York.

*ing complete description of each style and size of instruments,
Madam: The undersigned, learning that you are to sail from will be sent free to any address on application to
this port for England on the 20th inst., ask for ourselves, and

in behalf of your many friends in this city, that you will give
a Farewell Concert at the Music Hall, on Monday Evening, the

Cambridge Sl. (cot. of Charles,) Boston, Ms.
18th inst. We will appoint a Committee of Arrangements for
the Concert, and have everything in readiness on your arrival
here, which we understand will be on Monday morning next.

Buston, 11th of May, 1857.

To this letter Miss Louisa Pyne has returned an answer of
acceptance, couched in the most grateful and amiable terms.
The following are the names of the Acting Committee :

Engravings and Paintings,
Edward C. Bates,

Henry Lee, Jr., Theron J. Dale,
John E. Thayer, A. Tucker, Jr.,

H. Harris,

Drawing and Painting Materials,
John H. Eastburn, Ives G. Bates,

Charles Larkin,
Francis Welch, George B. Blake, George Bacon,
Thomas Wetmore,
Joseph N. Howe,


John Foster,
Elijah Williams, Albert Glover, E. D. Brigham,

No. 272 Washington Street, Boston,
Heory W. Pickering, David Nevins, Charles Hale.

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Oratorio of Creation, I arranged for organ or ) 1 25
Oratorio of Messiah, piano, by John Bishop, ) 1 25
Oratorio of Moses in Egypt.....

..1 50
Oratorio of Engedi, by Beethoven,...

.1 00
Sacred Chorus Book, edited by White and Gould, 1 50
Guignard's (A.) Mass, for four voices,

...1 00
Zimmer's (M. T.) Mass, for Soprano, Tenor and

2 00


Mozart's Requiem, (Fifteenth Many liba tiro cash 1 00

English words, S
Mozart's Twelfth Mass, 1 00
Beethoven's Mass, in C,

Haydn's Third Mass, in D,

De Monti's Mass, in B flat,

The Stabat Mater, by Rossini,. 1 00
The Stabat Mater, by Fry,.

4 00
Hayter's Selection of Chants for the Episcopal

Bird's One Hundred Single and Double Chants,...38
The Church Manual, by Bissell,

Willis's Church Chorals,

The Harmonia Sacra, containing short Anthems,
Chants, &c.,...

The Church Melodlist: a collection of Psalm tunes,
by E. L. White,

The Congregational Harp, by L. B. Barnes,. 75
Modern Harp, by White and Gould,

The Committee have fixed the price of tickets at FIFTY
CENTS, to be had at music stores of Russell & Richardson,

E. H. Wade, and Oliver Ditson, Washington street, also at the
Hotels and at the Hall in the evening.

From the best American Artists, as well as Foreign ; which
No more tickets will be issued than can be comfortably ac-

together forin a collection worthy the attention of purchasers,

and which the public are
The Programme, with particulars, will be issued as soon as

possible; and it is presumed that this concert will be one of
the most attractive and interesting that has ever been offered Also materials for VATER COLOR, CRAYON, or PENCIL
to the musical public.


American Harp, by Charles Zeuner,.

The Sabbath Harp,...

Handel Collection of Church Music, by A. N.

Gloria in Excelsis: a Collection of Church Music,
by W. Williams,..

The Antiquarian: a Collection of Old-fashioned
Church Music, ....

The Transient and Eternal: an Ode, by Romberg, 25



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